I sort of brought this up in another semi-related thread, but I wanted to try to et a solid answer to why this happens and if it is normal.
When I open Task Manager, if I look at the CPU usage for the various processes listed, for a split second, it can range between 20-50% for any of the following:
svchost.exe (one of them, there are like five or six listed)
taskmgr.exe (this one, I assume, is because Task Manager is opening at that instant)
But it's not all of them at the same time, it varies, and it's not every time, and the % varies as well. Then they go back down to 0 after half a second.
For example, sometimes csrss.exe is at 50% for an instant, other times lsass.exe is at 33% for an instant, sometimes it's more than one doing it at the same time, etc. I think that's all the ones that seem to do this.
Is this normal and is just a result of opening Task Manager (and the processes the do this are running for a split second because you're opening Task Manager)?
Or is this indicative of another potential issue?
Also, can someone actually test this on their XP SP2 Home system and see if the same thing happens? Start with TM closed, then open it and look. If it happens too quick, try using "Print Screen" immediately after you open TM and paste the image into Photoshop or something and see which ones are doing this, if any. It happens really fast.
Edited by bloomcounty, 24 May 2007 - 08:33 AM.